Scotland/Ireland Mission

On The Isle of Skye

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2/22/11

John's baptism
Hey Mum,
 My birthday was great! No I didn't get a cake, but it was fantastic anyway. We had a dinner with Sister Holt and Sister Radford that night and I made a beef stir-fry for us all. They got Elder Buchei and myself ties, I'll have to get you some pictures of them. 
John was at church this Sunday. He specifically asked for it off and was able to attend all three hours. He really enjoyed it. I asked him the other day how his life was different now that he is baptised and has the Gift of the Holy Ghost and he said that everything is better and he is much more happy all the time now. It's so great to see! 
Things are still going well here in Omagh. Elder Buchei and I broke a record this week in finding. There is a statistic that we report weekly for number of "Quality Gospel Conversations" or in other words, the number of people we stopped in the street or tracted that we were able to have a good conversation with and invite to be taught. The standard of excellence set by President was 50 for the week. There have only been a few companionships in the mission to reach that goal and the average for the mission is about 29. Elder Buchei and I set out to get it this week and we got 53! I was really excited about it. Anyway, things are fantastic here. Lots of new prospects and we also have a new person scheduled for baptism on the 19th of March.
I hope that Guy, Casey, and Edward had a good stay. Sounds like there was some decent relaxation. That is good. I hope that they had a safe return home. Oh, I just realised that I never told you about why I'm emailing today, ha ha ha... They called a Zone Meeting very short notice for yesterday, so we were gone in Belfast all day.  I hope that you have a wonderful week. I'm going to try and send you some pictures now. Love you lots!
Elder Trawick



Happy Birthday!!!!
2/14/11

Dear Mum,
 
 Good news, the baptism was fantastic! We had very few numbers (four members including Tom, six missionaries and John) but it was wonderful. We had to get permission from President to confirm John at the baptism because he wasn't going to make it to church Sunday due to his crazy work schedule. But it was great and he really enjoyed it. John is good and things in Omagh are great. We have been trying to find some new this week and we have some good potentials to look at next week (including a somewhat promising one tonight at 7:00). Anyway, the work is moving here in Omagh. For such a tiny little branch, 4 baptisms in less than a year is really good.  
 
Giant's causeway was excellent, and I have some really good pictures. 
Here comes a wave!
It almost got me!
Giant's Causeway
 
 
Elder Buchei, as far as I know, has two younger sisters and one older sister. He turned 24 today, so happy birthday to him. 
 
I'm glad to hear that the leadership training went well. They are doing that here this week. It's not  for the missionaries, though. But I'm sure it is grand. I love hearing from the 15, that is the beauty of our church.
 
Anyway, I love you and hope that your week is wonderful.
 
Elder Trawick

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